PRICE: $23.50
IN STOCK
ARTIST
TITLE
Pal Joey Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
DOX 809LP DOX 809LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
5/17/2010

"Pal Joey was a Rodgers and Hart musical debuting on Broadway in 1941 and featuring Gene Kelly as Lounge Lizard Joey Evans. For the 1957 film adaptation Sinatra, of course, plays the male lead and Rita Hayworth and Kim Novak play his love interests. The soundtrack features Sinatra singing many of his best Rodgers and Hart material like, 'The Lady Is A Tramp,' 'There's A Small Hotel,' and 'I Didn't Know What Time It Was,' however, the female voices heard on several of the tracks are not the voices of Rita Hayworth or Kim Novak. Rita Hayworth almost never did her own singing in her films, and the voice on this soundtrack is actually the voice of Jo Ann Greer, while the voice of Kim Novak is actually the voice of Trudy Erwin (both professional singers used often by Hollywood to dub singing). Sinatra, of course, does his own singing, and in 1957 his singing and performing was at its peak, and this film and its soundtrack (the best Sinatra ever did) is a crystal clear snapshot of that."